Chapter 8 - The Reunion
After getting changed into a fresh diaper and a clean onesie, Tails let Sonic carry him back downstairs where everyone was waiting for them. Sonic was going to set him down on the couch, but Tails clung on to his shoulder.
“You want me to keep holding you?”
“Mmm hmm.” Tails mumbled through the pacifier.
“Alright.” Sonic cradled him and sat down.
“Are you feeling better sweetie?” Mrs. Stryk asked sitting next to them.
Tails nodded his head and sucked on the pacifier.
“I have to admit, I never thought Tails would be into this sort of thing.” Amy remarked looking at Tails. “Either way it just makes him even cuter than he already was if you ask me.”
Tails blushed a bit at Amy’s comment and smiled a bit before hiding his face in Sonic’s chest.
“Amy, now you’ve gone and embarrassed the baby!” Cream joked and giggled.
“Before we get ahead of ourselves, I just want to get one thing clear.” Ebony announced. “Everyone is free to spend the night here if you want, we’ve got more than enough space.”
“We could have a slumber party!” Cream suggested.
“Not after how crazy today has been, besides, this little guy could use an early night.” Ebony said ruffling Tails’s hair enticing a giggle from him.
“I guess you’re right,” Cream said a little disappointed, “we are staying the night though, right mom?”
“I don’t see why not, you staying too Amy or do you want me to drive you back home?” Vanilla turned asking Amy.
“I’ll stay too.” Amy smiled.
“Well I’m leaving,” Shadow stood up, “if Rogue wants to stay that’s fine by me.”
“Fine by me, see ya later Shadow.” Rogue waved as Shadow left.
“Well, now that that’s settled. Who’s hungry?” Ebony asked getting everyone’s attention.
“I could go for some food, haven’t had a bite to eat since this morning.” Sonic said holding Tails to his shoulder.
“Good, we’ve got sandwiches, chips, pop, all kinds of stuff. I’ll go get everything set up and then we can dig in.” Ebony smiled leaving the room.
Within a matter of minutes, Ebony had set the kitchen table full of junk food and everyone grabbed a plate.
As Sonic grabbed a plate for himself, Tails also reached out to grab one.
“Here, I’ll get you your food.” Sonic said grabbing a second plate.
As Sonic and Tails made their way through the plethora of food, both of their plates had more than enough to fill their stomachs.
“What do you want to drink?” Sonic turned to Tails.
Tails looked around until he spotted a can of Chaos Cola. “I want that!”
“I’m not sure that’s such a good idea, I’m sure you’d like to be nice and tired once it’s time for bed. Plus I don’t want to be changing your diapers any more often than I have to.” Sonic chuckled.
“Okay, got anything else to drink?”
“Let’s see,” Ebony opened the fridge, “we’ve got some apple juice. You want a bottle of that?”
“Yeah, apple juice!” Tails grinned.
“Alright,” Ebony laughed, “one bottle of apple juice coming right up!”
Ebony filled a bottle with apple juice and handed it to Sonic.
Sonic sat Tails in a chair right next to him and started cutting up his food into smaller pieces. “You like this buddy?”
Tails nodded and opened his mouth to let Sonic keep feeding him.
“Here comes the plane little buddy.”
Tails giggled and wound up dropping a bit of food on his lap.
“Looks like somebody’s gonna need a bib.” Ebony remarked from across the table.
“Looks that way; isn’t that right you messy little baby?” Sonic said booping Tails in the nose causing him to laugh even more.
“You should probably give him a bath after he’s done, I’m sure he could use it after such a long day.” Mrs. Stryk said.
“You okay with a bath after your tummy is full?” Sonic asked Tails before giving him another spoonful of food.
“’Kay, a bath sounds nice.”
Across the table, Knuckles was sitting by himself and just watched Sonic and Tails. God this is weird. Never expected everyone to be so, okay with all of this. He thought to himself. Tails is acting like a baby and Sonic’s just, going along with it. I mean, does no one else find this all a bit out of the ordinary? He looked around and everyone was just chatting away like any old get together. He let out a sigh and kept eating his food.
Once Tails had his fill, he started refusing anything else Sonic offered him.
“You full already?” Sonic asked putting the spoon down.
Tails nodded and finished off the last of his juice.
“Alright,” Sonic said picking him up, “let’s get you cleaned up and then off to bed.”
“If you need any help don’t hesitate to call one of us!” Ebony called as Sonic left the room.
“Got it!” Sonic called back.
Sonic carried Tails to the bathroom and set him down on the floor. “If you’ve got anything in your system better to empty it all out right now.”
“Alright, I’ll try.” Tails laughed.
Sonic grabbed some soap for bubbles and started running the water to fill up the bathtub. After it was about half full, he turned it off and turned back to Tails. “You empty in there?”
“I think so.” Tails blushed a bit. “Just had to go potty.”
“Well that’s good, now let’s get you undressed.”
Tails winced and lifted his arms and let Sonic take the onesie off.
Sonic paused after he set the onesie aside. “Hmm, I forgot about that.”
“What? What did you forget about?”
“Your bandages, they’ll have to come off before your bath.” Sonic moved to grab the gauze pad on Tails’s upper arm.
Tails moved his hand to stop Sonic’s. “What if it’s still bleeding? I mean, this one and the one on my leg still hurt a bit.”
“Alright, I’ll leave those two spots alone for the bath. Everything else will have to come off though. And I should probably redress them afterwards anyways which means they’ll have to come off.”
“Okay.” Tails said bracing for the worst.
“Don’t worry.” Sonic chuckled. “It won’t hurt too much.”
Tails closed his eyes and winced every time Sonic uncovered one of his many bumps, bruises, and scrapes. Soon there was a mass of medical tape and slightly bloody bandages sitting on the counter.
Man Tails looks like a wreck. Sonic thought as he stood back getting a good look at Tails. His fur looked pretty rough and was plenty dirty, not to mention the numerous cuts and bruises littering his poor little body. It almost looked like he had gotten mugged! “Okay, that’s the last of them.”
Tails opened his eyes and examined himself. “Ugh, I look and feel terrible.”
“Come on, a nice warm bath will do you a lot of good. It’ll feel nice to soak for a couple minutes. But let’s get you out of that diaper first.” Sonic said reaching down to untape the diaper.
“You got that right, sure beats a shower.” Tails said as Sonic fiddled with the tapes. Eventually he managed to free the tapes from the diaper and the thing fell to the floor with a dull thud.
“Sheesh, how much pee did you pack in there?” Sonic chuckled as he threw the diaper in the trash.
“Hey these diapers hold a lot, gotta use them to their fullest ability. Plus a nice squishy diaper feels nice every now and then.” Tails grinned stepping into the tub.
“Right, I’m sure they do.” Sonic rolled his eyes sarcastically. “You wanna soak for a bit or let me clean you first?”
“Hmm,” Tails sat upright in the water, “suppose it would be faster to get cleaned first.”
“Alright, close your eyes then.” Sonic told him before dumping some water over his head. For the next 10 minutes, Sonic proceeded to rub the shampoo into the fox’s fur. Tails jumped a little every time Sonic got too close to one of his injuries but he promptly apologized each time. After he was finished, Sonic dumped some more water over Tails’s head for safe measure and dried his face off. “You can open your eyes now.”
Tails slowly opened his eyes careful not to get any lingering soap or water in them.
“You wanna stay in there a little longer?”
“Nah, I think I’m good.” Tails said standing up.
“Here, let me help you.” Sonic helped Tails steady himself as he stepped out. Sonic grabbed a towel off of the floor and began drying him off. “It’s a good thing it’s summer, your winter coat would’ve take forever to dry off.”
“It just feels nice to be clean again.” Tails said shaking himself off for good measure.
“Now then, how about we get these cuts redressed?” Sonic said grabbing some band-aids, gauze pads, and medical tape.
“Okay.” Tails hopped up on the counter.
Sonic peeled the gauze off of his right arm and left knee. “Ouch, these are pretty nasty. Deeper than I thought they would be.” Sonic said inspecting the gashes, they were still bleeding a bit even now.
“I told you so, I didn’t know they were that bad though.” Tails winced looking at the wounds.
“Yeah, they should be fine though so long as they don’t get infected.” Sonic said wrapping the worst injuries up. “Does it still hurt a lot?”
“A bit yeah, not as much as it did earlier though.” Tails rubbed his knee a bit. “Can you hurry it up a little? I’m getting kinda chilly here.”
“Alright alright,” Sonic snickered, “the rest of these won’t take more than a band-aid or two.”
Tails sat there shivering a little as Sonic finished applying all of the bandages.
“And done!” Sonic said putting the last piece of tape into place. “Let’s get you into a fresh diaper and some nice warm pajamas and then off to bed.”
“Sounds good to me,” Tails raised his arms for Sonic to pick him up. “I’m freezing my butt off here.”
“Okay, just be patient.” Sonic picked up Tails and the onesie and made his way upstairs to the nursery. Once inside, he laid Tails down on the changing table and quickly got him dressed in a clean diaper. “Where are your pajamas?” Sonic asked looking around.
“Uh, I think my bag is underneath the crib over there. My pajamas should be in there.”
Sonic drug the bag out from under the crib and pulled out a pair of yellow footie pajamas. “These I presume?”
“Yeah,” Tails blushed a bit and sat upright, “you should get a pair Sonic! They’re really warm and comfy.”
“Once again, I think I’ll pass.” Sonic walked over to Tails and set him on the floor.
“Aww, you’re no fun!” Tails joked as he stepped in to the pajamas.
“No,” Sonic helped Tails get his arms in and zipped him up, “I just know how to have more ‘mature’ fun.”
“Are you mocking me?” Tails pouted.
“Maybe.” Sonic said innocently.
Tails couldn’t keep a straight face and started laughing closely followed by Sonic.
“You need anything before I put you to bed?” Sonic asked clipping the pacifier to Tails’s pajamas.
“A bottle of warm milk would be nice.” Tails said before slipping the pacifier into his mouth.
“Alright,” Sonic grabbed Tails’s hand, “let’s go.”
Tails let Sonic lead him downstairs and into the kitchen where Ebony and Mrs. Stryk were cleaning up.
“Oh!” Ebony jumped a bit not expecting Tails and Sonic to be standing behind her. “What are you still doing up?”
“Tails wanted a bottle of milk before going to sleep. Think you could whip something up quickly?” Sonic asked.
“Sure,” Ebony turned to Tails, “you want some of that formula from earlier or just plain milk?”
“Okay, I’ll have it ready in just a minute.” Ebony turned around and dug the mix and a bottle out of a cabinet.
As Ebony prepared the bottle, Tails sat down on the floor and started playing with his tails.
“Whatcha doing there buddy?” Sonic asked kneeling down to his level.
“Nuffin’.” Tails replied sheepishly.
“You’re too funny.” Sonic chuckled.
Tails took his pacifier out and stuck his tongue out at Sonic.
Sonic returned the favor before Tails put his pacifier back in and went back to his own business.
“Alright, here you go.” Ebony handed the bottle to Sonic. “Now you really should be getting him to bed.”
“What, it’s only,” Sonic looked at the clock on the wall, “8 o’clock.”
“And his bedtime was supposed to be 7:30.” Mrs. Stryk said without turning around.
“Oh, well whatever.” Sonic shrugged and grabbed Tails’s hand again. “Come on baby bro.”
Tails let Sonic lead him back upstairs and into the nursery. Tails let go of Sonic’s hand and crawled over to the bag he had left by his crib earlier.
Sonic hadn’t noticed that Tails had let go of his hand and continued to walk over to the rocking chair. He set the bottle on a bookshelf next to the chair and as he turned around, he noticed Tails prodding at the bag by his crib. “Oh yeah! I almost forgot about that stuff!” He quickly jogged over to Tails. “You wanna see what I all got for ya?”
Tails nodded excitedly and his tails began swishing quickly.
“Alright, calm down there.” Sonic said pulling a box out of the bag. “I only got you a couple of things, hope you like them. They’re all plane themed.”
Tails pulled the box towards him and inspected it. “A mobile?!”
“Yup, I found a nice little airplane plushie I thought you might like too.” Sonic said handing the plush to him.
Tails took the plush and hugged it. “It’s weawwy soft.”
“Oh, and there’s one more thing.” Sonic grabbed the rattle from the bottom of the bag and handed it to Tails.
Tails took the pacifier out of his mouth. “You even got me an actual rattle?!” Tails gave the toy a couple of shakes and giggled happily.
“Alright, enough with the toys for now.” Sonic picked him up and carried him over to the rocking chair. “I should probably get you to sleep before Ebony gets mad at me.”
“I guess,” Tails sighed, “it’ll be nice to get some sleep.”
“Something wrong buddy?”
“Well, it’s just, I really miss my mom and dad. They’ve been gone for weeks now, I just want them to come home one of these days.”
“Hmm, well Father’s Day is in a couple days. Maybe you could give them a call and see if they could take the time to come up here?” Sonic suggested.
“I could do that! Thanks Sonic!” Tails hugged him.
“Happy to help little buddy. But if you don’t mind me asking; what’re you gonna do about all of this?” Sonic motioned to the whole room.
“Well, I thought about telling them once they got back. Maybe I could tell them if they can come home?”
“I don’t see why not. But you can think about this more tomorrow, time to get this little baby to sleep.” Sonic positioned Tails in his arms and grabbed the bottle. “Open up!”
Tails opened his mouth and started sucking the warm formula from the bottle. Within seconds, the liquid made its way down into his stomach and Tails felt completely relaxed.
Sonic could feel all the tension in Tails’s body literally melt away as he closed his eyes. After a couple seconds Sonic heard a strange sound coming from Tails. Is he, purring? Jeez, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him this happy before. Sonic thought to himself. Once Tails had finished about three quarters of the bottle, he had stopped drinking and had fallen asleep. Sonic wiped the excess formula from around his mouth and slipped the pacifier back into his mouth. He carefully carried Tails back to his crib and tucked him in. “Sleep tight baby bro.” He whispered before leaving the room.
Tails slowly woke up and rubbed his eyes. He tried to stretch but immediately regretted doing so, all of his injuries were insanely sore.
“Hey there sleepyhead!”
The sudden voice made Tails jump a little. He turned around to see Evony sitting on the floor with a bunch of crayons. “Oh, it’s you Evony. You scared the piss out of me, literally I think.” He said adjusting his soggy diaper. “What’re you doing there?”
“I’m making a card for my dad! Father’s Day is tomorrow and I wanted to make something special for him!” Evony grinned.
“Oh,” Tails said sadly, “that’s, nice. I’m sure he’ll love it.”
“Something wrong? You seem a little down in the dumps again.”
“Yeah, I guess you could say that. I’m just a little sad that I haven’t seen my parents in weeks and I really miss them.” Tails sighed.
“I can sorta see where you’re coming from,” Evony said scooting closer to Tails, “my dad’s gone a lot with his job. At least I still have mom and Ebony though.”
“I was gonna give them a call today and see if they can’t come back for a little while at least, even if it’s just for a day or two.”
“Well that’s good, hopefully then can come back to see you soon. I’d hate being away from my mom and dad that long.”
“You get used to it after a while I guess.” Tails chuckled trying to lighten the mood. His stomach started growling and he clutched his gut.
“Yeah, just gotta take care of some, ‘business’.” Tails said getting into a squatting position. “If you catch my drift.”
“Oh, sorry! Let me just get out of your fur for a bit.” Evony turned around and went back to his card while Tails went about filling his diaper.
Once he was finished, Tails let out a sigh of relief and carefully sat down. “So, do you think you could go get somebody so I can get changed?”
“Just use the baby monitor.” Evony said without looking up.
Evony got up and pointed to something clipped on the other end of Tails’s crib. “That thing silly! If you ever need anything after you wake up from a nap or something you can just talk into this and Ebony or my mom should answer you.”
“Well that’s handy.” Tails stood up and waddled over to the monitor. “So I just turn this dial to turn it on, right?”
“Yup, the one on the other side is always on. Somebody should be in the kitchen right now anyways, I can smell breakfast.” Evony said sniffing the air.
“Really? Cause all I can smell is my diaper.” Tails laughed waving his hand in front of his nose.
“Now that you mention it, you do smell pretty bad.” Evony laughed pinching his nose.
Tails turned the monitor on and waited a bit before talking. “Um, hello? Is anyone there?”
A couple seconds later, Mrs. Stryk’s voice came out of the monitor. “Is that you Tails? You need something?”
“Uh, yeah. You think somebody could come up here and get me changed?”
“Hmm, Ebony and I are busy making breakfast right now so it’ll be a little while before one of us can get you dressed.”
“Well is Sonic awake? I’m sure he wouldn’t mind.” Tails asked.
“Oh yeah, he’s watching TV right now. I’ll go tell him you’re awake and send him up.”
“Alright, thanks.” Tails switched the monitor off.
“See, a lot handier than waiting for someone to come check up on you. It’s also a good idea to turn it on before you go to sleep every night, just in case you have a bad dream.” Evony smiled.
Before Tails could say anything, Sonic opened the door and stepping into the room.
“Hey there baby bro, did you sleep well?” Sonic asked walking over to Tails.
“Yeah, I slept great! A little sore but I feel refreshed.”
“I’ll say!” Sonic patted Tails’s head. “You were out like a light before you even finished your bottle last night.”
“Man, I don’t even remember falling asleep. What time is it though?”
“It’s about 8:30, so let’s get you changed and ready for breakfast.” Sonic lifted Tails out of the crib and carried him over to the changing table. Within a couple minutes, Sonic had Tails changed into a clean diaper and plastic pants and threw the used one into the diaper pail. “Anything specific you want to wear?”
Tails thought about it for a moment and giggled. “I’ll just wear my diapy.”
“Alright then suit yourself.” Sonic set Tails on the floor. “It’ll make checking your diaper easier at least.”
Tails grabbed his pacifier and realized that he had no way of keeping it attached to himself.
“Here,” Evony crawled up to Tails putting something around his neck, “that should keep your paci in one place.”
Tails clipped his pacifier to the necklace. “Thanks Evony.” He said giving Evony a hug.
“Sure thing. Now you can take it with you wherever you go!”
“You mean I can keep this?”
“Sure, I’ve got more than enough of ‘em!”
“Alright buddy, let’s head downstairs.” Sonic grabbed Tails’s hand. “We might be able to catch some cartoons.”
Tails giggled and slipped the pacifier into his mouth.
“You coming Evony?” Sonic asked.
Evony took one more look at the card he was making. “Sure, I’ll just finish this later. Cartoons sounds good.”
Sonic and Tails walked down the stair together with Evony behind them. No one else had been awake at this time except for Mrs. Stryk and Ebony who were busy making breakfast. Sonic sat down on the couch and started flipping through channels and Evony got comfy in a chair. Tails sat on the floor in front of Sonic and happily sucked on his pacifier as Sonic scrolled through the channels.
“You wanna call your parents now or later?” Sonic asked after picking a channel.
Tails pulled the pacifier out of his mouth. “I guess I can call them now, I’ll need a phone though.”
“You can use mine if you want.” Ebony said peering around the corner. “Your mom gave me their phone number anyways.”
“Thanks, this shouldn’t take too long.” Tails said as Ebony grabbed her phone.
“Any time, and take as much time as you need to.” Ebony smiled handing her phone to Tails.
Tails scrolled through the contacts list until he found the number for his mom’s phone. He took a deep breath and dialed the number.
After waiting a couple seconds, someone on the other end picked up. “Hello?”
“Mom, it’s me.”
“Miles? Oh thank the stars you’re alright! I was worried when I called this morning and no one picked up. Where are you right now? Are you okay?”
Tails had completely forgotten about his parents calling home. Oops. “Sorry about that mom, Ebony let me come over to her place which is actually where I am right now. I’m okay I guess, we had a little run in with Eggman yesterday.”
“Okay, so long as you’re safe sweetie. And what do you mean a little run in? You didn’t get hurt did you?”
“Well, just a couple cuts and bruises. Nothing serious.” Tails reassured her.
Rosemary let out a sigh. “You need to be more careful Miles, you know how much I worry when you fight that man!”
“I know, I know. Listen mom, I actually wanted to ask you something.”
“What is it sweetie?”
“I was wondering if maybe you and dad could take some time to come home one of these days?” Tails asked a little shyly.
“Aww, do you miss us sweetie?”
“Uh huh,” Tails sniffled a bit, “I really miss you guys.”
“Alright, I’ll see what I can do okay?”
“Okay. There’s something else I wanna tell both of you if you can come home too.”
“Is there now? That’ll give me even more incentive to come home then, I’ll try and drag your father out of here with me if possible.”
“Alright, call back when you can.”
“I will, goodbye Miles!” Rosemary said blowing a kiss.
Tails giggled as he heard her blow the kiss. “Bye mommy!”
Tails hung up and waddled over to Ebony to give her the phone back.
“Well?” She asked taking the phone back.
“She said she’ll look into it, I hope they can come home for a little bit at least.”
“Well that’s good,” Sonic said patting Tails’s head, “it’d be nice if they could come back for even just a day at the least.”
“Alright boys,” Mrs. Stryk walked into the room, “breakfast is ready. I know everyone isn’t up yet, but I don’t want to make you wait.”
“Alright, I’m starving! Come on buddy.” Sonic lifted Tails and carried him into the kitchen.
“You can set Tails right here.” Mrs. Stryk said patting a high chair.
Sonic nodded and slid Tails into the chair and sat next to him.
“And so we don’t have a messy little baby again.” Ebony said tying a bib with little planes printed on it around Tails’s neck.
Tails giggled as Ebony tied the bib around his neck.
“You want a bottle of juice or milk?”
While Ebony got him a bottle of milk, Sonic was busy getting food for himself and Tails. “You want me to feed you again?” He asked Tails before giving him a plate of food.
“Do you even have to ask?”
“I guess not,” Sonic chuckled, “now open your mouth, here comes the plane!”
As Sonic fed Tails, Knuckles, Rogue, and Vanilla walked into the kitchen.
“Looks like you guys got an early start.” Rogue said sitting at the end of the table.
“Tell me about it,” Ebony sat down, “my mom and I have been up since 5 making breakfast.”
“Don’t worry honey,” Mrs. Stryk said patting Ebony’s shoulder, “we can just take it easy today.”
“Good, I haven’t sat down since we started cooking. Unfortunately, I think this diaper has reached its limit. So I’m gonna go get changed and be right back.”
“Wait, she wears diapers too?” Knuckles asked after Ebony left.
“Yup, she’s not into any of the baby stuff though. Just the diapers.” Evony remarked between bites.
After a few more spoonfuls of food, Tails started drinking his bottle of milk.
“You full little buddy?” Sonic asked.
Tails nodded as he kept drinking until the bottle was empty and let out a satisfied sigh.
“At least you didn’t make as much of a mess this time.” Sonic untied the bib from around Tails’s neck and grabbed a washcloth.
As Sonic cleaned Tails’s face off, Cream and Amy walked into the room.
“Wow, it sure does smell good in here.” Amy said.
“And it looks even better!” Cream said looking at the food.
“Good morning girls, did you sleep well?” Vanilla asked as they sat down.
“I slept great, I guess you could say I slept like a baby even.” Amy laughed.
“So, what’s the plan for today?” Cream asked.
“We were just gonna take it easy for today, just sit back and relax. No need to do anything after the excitement from yesterday.” Mrs. Stryk took a sip of coffee.
“You’ve got that right, I’m sure Tails here would rather just chill for today.” Sonic said lifting Tails out of the highchair.
“Actually,” Tails started, “I was kinda thinking of heading over to the workshop. The Tornado still needs a tune up, and if I had to bet, Eggman will probably be wanting that chaos emerald back.”
“You’ve got a point there, speaking of which, where exactly did you put the emerald?” Sonic asked.
“It’s in my bag under the crib right now, I just tucked it into my tails after I snatched it from Eggface.”
“Well that’s a relief.” Sonic chuckled.
“What? Did you think I stuffed it in my diaper or something? Need I remind you where everyone thinks you shove the emeralds?” Tails crossed his arms.
“Hey! I tuck them away in my back quills, I don’t even know how people started thinking I was shoving them up where the sun don’t shine!”
“Yeah, yeah. I should probably take the emerald with me for safekeeping, it’ll be safer at my workshop.”
“I’ll come with you, if you don’t mind that is.” Sonic said.
“Sure! It’ll be better than being by myself all day. I’m gonna need to grab some stuff before we head out.” Tails said waddling towards the steps.
“Like some clothes?” Sonic snickered.
“That, and some diapers and changing supplies.” Tails turned to Mrs. Stryk. “You don’t mind if I take a bottle of baby powder, some rash cream, and some wipes do you?”
“Go right ahead, we’ve got more than enough to spare.” She smiled.
“Thanks, and if my mom calls back just tell her to call my workshop.” Tails said before he and Sonic headed upstairs.
Once upstairs, Tails started packing his bag with plenty of diapers, changing supplies, a pair of footie pajamas, and his pacifier.
“You need a change before you get dressed?” Sonic asked as he got out Tails’s overalls and onesie.
“Uh,” Tails said assessing his diaper, “I think I’m okay for now. I only wet myself a couple times since you changed me earlier.”
“Alright,” Sonic slipped the onesie over Tails’s head and began snapping the buttons into place, “I don’t want you leaking all over the place.”
“Don’t worry Sonic, that’s what the plastic pants are for.” Tails said patting his crotch resulting in a loud crinkle. “And besides, I do have a washing machine in my workshop just in case.”
“Alright, can’t be too careful though.” Sonic said helping Tails into his overalls. “There we go, all dressed and ready to go!”
“Are we going there on foot or taking the train?” Tails asked slinging his bag over his shoulder.
“I think it’d be best if we go on foot, your clothes are still pretty babyish. Not to mention the obvious diaper bulge.” He said patting Tails on the butt.
“Good idea, just try not to go too fast. I can still fly but it’ll be a little harder with the diaper and the bag.”
“Alright, I’ll just jog the way there. Ready to go?”
“I think so. That should be everything I need.” Tails said looking through his bag again. “Okay, let’s get going.”
As they walked down the stairs, Ebony happened to be standing off to the side.
“Where are you two off to?” She asked.
“We’re gonna go work on something at Tails’s workshop, we’ll probably spend the night there.” Sonic said opening the door.
“Alright, see you guys later I guess.”
“See ya later Ebony!” Tails waved as they left the house.
“Well,” Knuckles stretched and stood up, “as fun as it’s been I think I’ll head out now.”
“I think we’ll be on our way as well.” Vanilla stood up followed shortly by Cream and Amy. “Thank you for everything.”
“I’d better go and find Shadow, he’s probably wondering where I am anyways.” Rogue said.
“Okay then, it was a pleasure having all of you over! You’re free to come and visit any time.” Mrs. Stryk said as they all started leaving.
“It was nice to be here as well!” Cream thanked her. “Thank you!”
“Guess it’s just back to us again.” Evony said after everyone had left.
“Nothing wrong with a little peace and quiet.” Ebony said reclining on the couch.
“Nope, perfect for taking a nap.” Evony curled up on the floor.
Back at the Mystic Ruins, Tails unlocked the front door to the small house which sat right on top of his workshop. The two entered and Tails flipped on the lights.
“You still clean this place every week right?” Tails asked running his finger along the countertop.
“Well, not every week. I make sure the real dirty stuff gets cleaned at least.”
“Whatever,” Tails sighed and waddled over to the elevator and pushed the call button, “let’s just get to work.”
“Alright,” Sonic followed him, “you got a place to put this stuff?”
“Um, I’ll go put it in my bedroom back there. Not really any place to put it in the shop.” He waddled off towards the bedroom.
“You still good with that diaper?” Sonic asked as Tails dumped out his bag onto the bed.
“Yeah, I’m still good.” Tails said slipping off his clothes. “I think I only wet a little bit on the way here.”
“Yes I’m sure, just because I can’t control anything down there doesn’t mean I can’t feel when my diaper is wet or messy.” Tails remarked a little irritated.
“Okay okay, let’s just get to work.” Sonic said walking out of the room.
“Right.” Tails nodded and followed Sonic. The two took the elevator down to the main hangar of the workshop and Tails waddled over to a tool bench and grabbed his tool belt and his work clothes.
“So, what do you want me to do?” Sonic asked.
“I’ll have you grab anything I need, tools and such.”
“Alright.” Sonic sat on a nearby chair. “I’ll be right here.”
For the rest of the day, Tails worked on the Tornado while Sonic kept him company. Tails hardly stopped once he got rolling and only stopped for a quick snack before going back to work. By the time he was ready to stop, it was already 9 o’clock in the evening.
“Wow, that day just flew right by.” He hopped down from the Tornado and set aside his work clothes. “I guess we should call it a night Sonic. Sonic?”
By this time Sonic had fallen asleep and jolted awake by Tails. “Huh? Oh, you done for today?”
“Yeah,” Tails yawned, “think I’ll just get changed and go to bed.”
“Want me to help you get changed?” Sonic asked.
“Yeah, that’d be nice.”
Tails turned off all the lights before they left the shop and joined Sonic in the elevator. As they passed the kitchen, Sonic noticed a light flashing on Tails’s phone.
“Looks like you’ve got a message.”
“Huh?” Tails walked over to the phone. “Oh, that might be my mom!” He quickly pressed the button to hear the message.
“Hey there sweetie, I talked to the higher ups today and they said I could come home. Unfortunately, your father is still completely tied up so he won’t be able to come home early. But I should be home around noon tomorrow, I’ll see you then.”
As the message ended, Tails let out a sigh.
“Hey, at least one of them was able to come back.” Sonic reassured him.
“Yeah, that’s better than nothing I guess.” Tails smiled.
“So, are you gonna tell her?”
“That’s the plan, I hope she’ll take it well.” Tails said worriedly.
“I’m sure she will,” Sonic put his hand on Tails’s shoulder, “we should get to bed now.”
“Yeah, I am pretty tired.” Tails smiled as they headed for the bedrooms.
When the next morning came around, Sonic woke up to someone jumping on his bed. He groaned and sat up.
“Come on Sonic! Wake up!” Tails continued to jump on his bed until Sonic sat up.
“What is it?” Sonic asked rubbing his eyes. “How long have you been up?”
“It’s almost 9 Sonic, we should get back to my place.” Tails said excitedly. “I’ve been up since 6 this morning.”
“Alright alright.” Sonic got out of bed and Tails hopped onto the floor. “And why were you up so early?”
“No reason.” Tails smiled innocently. “Come on, let’s get going.”
Sonic let Tails drag him into his room. “First thing’s first, let’s get you changed and then we can get out of here.”
Tails giggled and let Sonic change his diaper and get him dressed.
“There we go, all done.” Sonic said making sure Tails’s overalls were on correctly. “You’re really excited for today aren’t you?”
“Yup,” Tails grinned, “I can’t wait to see my mommy again!”
“I bet you can’t.” Sonic laughed. “You’ve got everything packed and ready to go?”
“Yup, it’s all set to go!” Tails said slinging the bag over his shoulder.
“Then let’s get going!” Sonic exclaimed and they headed out.
It only took about 10 minutes for Sonic and Tails to back to the Prower’s house. Tails grabbed the spare key out of its hiding place and opened the door.
“It feels good to be home again.” Tails said setting the bag down in the living room.
“Well, I think I’m gonna head out. You gonna be okay by yourself for a couple hours?”
“Yeah I’ll be fine, don’t worry about me.” Tails assured Sonic.
“Alright, I’ll see you around buddy.” Sonic hugged Tails. “Have fun.”
“Bye big bro.” Tails waved as Sonic left.
For the next couple hours, Tails ate some breakfast and just lounged around watching some cartoons. Once it was almost noon, Tails was starting to get a little excited and eagerly looked out the window waiting for his mom. After waiting a few more minutes, a yellow taxi pulled up to the curb and Rosemary stepped out.
“Thank you so much for the lift.” Rosemary thanked the taxi driver as she grabbed her bags.
“No problem, you have a good one.” The driver replied.
“You too.” She closed the door and waved as he drove off.
Tails watched as his mother walked towards the house and couldn’t help but get all excited.
“Miles!” Rosemary called as she opened the door. “I’m home Miles!”
Before she could completely close the door, Tails jumped out and hugged her. “Mommy!”
“Oof! Hello there sweetie, did you miss me?” She asked hugging Tails back.
“Uh huh, I really missed you mommy.” Tails grinned as he stopped hugging her.
“Well I missed you too.” Rosemary chuckled. She got a little confused as to why he was talking the way he was. Something about Miles seems, different. He’s not acting like his usual self. “Are you feeling okay Miles?”
“Huh? I feel fine, why?” Tails asked.
“No reason.” She said noticing what Tails was wearing. “I see you got some new clothes too. I thought you didn’t like overalls anymore?”
“Yeah, Ebony took me shopping the other day.” Tails said. Oh man, should I just up and tell her or wait for the right time?
“Well that was nice of her.” Rosemary said putting her bags down. “Did you do anything fun while I was gone?”
“Yeah, I had some fun with Ebony and Vanilla and Cream.”
“Well that’s good,” Rosemary said getting a drink, “oh, there was something you wanted to tell me when I got home right?”
Oh boy. Tails thought. “Uh, yeah.” Tails twiddled his fingers nervously. How in the world am I gonna tell her? “You see, it’s, kinda hard to explain.”
Rosemary could tell he was getting nervous. Whatever he wanted to tell her was obviously embarrassing for him, but what could it be? “Go on Miles, you can tell me.”
“Well, it’s just, I kinda, like, wearing diapers.” He said so quietly that Rosemary barely heard him.
“I’m sorry Miles, I didn’t quite hear you.”
Tails took a deep breath. “I-I like wearing diapers!” He said loudly.
Rosemary definitely heard him this time. “You like wearing, diapers?”
“Uh huh, please don’t be mad at me.” Tails said nearly on the verge of tears.
“Oh Miles,” She pulled him into a hug, “why on earth would I be mad at you for something like that? I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting that, but I’m perfectly okay with it.”
“Of course, you’re my little boy. Something as harmless as that would never make me stop loving you.”
“Actually, it’s a little more than just wearing diapers.”
“Oh, I suppose you actually use them as well?” She smiled.
“Well there’s that, the big thing is that I actually kinda like being treated like a baby too.” He blushed.
“Is that everything then?”
“Yeah, that’s all I wanted to tell you.” Tails looked at his feet.
“Well I’m glad you told me sweetie,” She put her hand on his shoulder, “now where’s that energetic little boy that greeted me a couple minutes ago?”
Tails perked back up. “So you’re okay with all of this?”
“Of course I am. Besides, I always kinda wanted my baby boy back again.” She tickled his feet.
Tails couldn’t help but laugh uncontrollably and could feel his diaper get warm as he wet himself. After she stopped tickling him, he suddenly remembered something and quickly got back up and ran over to his bag.
“What’re you doing over there?” Rosemary asked as he dug through the bag.
“I got something I wanna show you. Here it is!” He pulled out a rolled up sheet of paper and ran back to his mom. “Look!”
Rosemary watched as he unrolled the paper and held it out for her to see. “Oh Miles, it’s lovely.” Tails had drawn a little picture of him and his parents. It may have looked like it was drawn by a 4 year old, but that was half the point.
“I wanted daddy to see it too.” Tails said a little sadly.
“I’m sure he would have loved it Miles, we could send him a picture of it?” Rosemary suggested.
“He doesn’t know about any of the stuff I told you though, I only wanted to show you guys after I told you.”
“It was supposed to be his Father’s Day present wasn’t it?” Rosemary asked.
“Yeah, but it’s okay. At least you’re here.” He smiled.
“And I’m happy to be here with you.” She hugged him. “Now then, you said that you actually use your diapers right?”
“Yeah, about that. Something kinda happened and now I’m incontinent for a while.”
“Eh, it’s kind of a long story.”
“Fair enough, if you don’t want to tell me that’s fine. But since you do use your diapers, I’d be happy to change you whenever you need it.” Rosemary smiled.
“What about baby treatment?” Tails asked.
“If you want me to treat you like a baby then I will, it’ll save me the trouble of having another baby anyways.” She chuckled.
“Oh nothing, your father and I have just been talking about maybe having another baby. It was just an idea though.” Rosemary reassured him.
“Good,” Tails said with a huff, “cause I wanna be the baby.”
Rosemary couldn’t help but laugh. “You’ll always be my little baby boy.”
For the next couple hours, Tails and his mother just spent the time with each other watching movies and such. Tails had stripped down to just his diaper with his pacifier in his mouth and snuggled closely to his mother.
“Do you need a change Miles?” Rosemary asked.
“Mebbe.” Tails smiled from behind his pacifier.
Rosemary laughed and set him on his feet. She pulled on the back of his diaper and checked him. “Phew, you definitely need a new diaper! I thought I smelled something earlier.” She pinched her nose. “You couldn’t hide your poopy butt from me when you were little, what makes you think you could now?”
Tails giggled as she set him down on the changing mat.
“Before we get started.” She blew a raspberry on his tummy causing him to burst out laughing and wet his diaper even more. “I knew you still had something in there.”
As Rosemary started wiping him, the front door flew open and Sonic rushed in.
“Tails! Something’s happened to-” He stopped after seeing Rosemary in the middle of changing Tails. “Man, I pick the worst time to barge into peoples’ houses.”
“I’ll say, you have a horrible sense of timing Sonic.” Rosemary shook her head.
“What is it Sonic?” Tails asked as Rosemary kept cleaning his bottom.
“It’s Ebony, she’s been kidnapped.”
“What?!” Tails shot up just as his mom finished cleaning him. “By who?!”
“Eggman, and guess what he wants back in exchange for her.”
“The emerald.” Tails angrily clenched his fist.
“Yeah, and he says we’ve got until sundown. Or else.”